of state. some republicans say susan rice was either lying or incompetent when five days after the attack she said there was no information to conclude it was premeditated. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama is strongly defending rice. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. he says he has not yet determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell is a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. meantime, cbs news has learned the identity of of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of jill kelley, who went to him when she started getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> 5:39 now. summer storm sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to 439,000 last week. that's the highest level in 18 months due to superstorm sandy. today president obama is going to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm.